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Abstract Title: Development of a high-resolution time coincidence counter using a Cypress PSoC chip
Abstract: One of the key requirements for a successful single-photon quantum optics experiment is the ability to count coincidences between various detectors. This is often done using Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips but there are significant advantages to using the combined analog/digital/microcontroller capabilities of a Programmable System On a Chip (PSoC). Here we demonstrate a 4-input, 8-channel PSoC-based instrument capable of counting coincidences at MHz rates with sub-25ns time resolution. This device can count up to 8 channels of user-configured coincidences, with adjustable noise-rejection level and input impedance. The device is readily adaptable for other experiments such as muon telescopes and even basic half-life measurements.
Abstract Type: Poster

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Primary Contact: Eric Ayars
California State University, Chico
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